Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

The spine and its nerves. Nerve supply channels and where they reach to in the body: Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic vertebrae, Lumbar Vertebrae, Sacral Vertebrae

from eHow

How to Stretch the Psoas Muscle

The psoas (sō-ŏz) muscle is approximately 16 inches long. It begins at both sides of the 12th thoracic vertebrae of the back, and stretches all the way down to each of the legs, where it makes a final connection with the lesser trochanter. Also referred to as the "tenderloin," the psoas muscle is very thick and strong, and it is also the largest muscle found in the body.


Vertebral Column anatomy poster shows location of atlas and axis, cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum and coccyx.


vertebral column & its contrasting vertebrae - Now learn it is slices of just a few mm at a time in axial, sagittal and coronal views.


Anatomy Zone - abdomen anatomical areas arm arteries back basics blood supply bones brain cartilage elbow face fascia foot forearm hand head heart hip joints kidneys larynx leg ligaments liver lower limb mouth muscles neck nerves overview pelvis peritoneum plexus PNS renal shoulder skull terminology thigh thorax upper limb veins vertebra wrist

This is a great picture I found that shows the structure and division of the spinal cord, along with all of its functions. Its very clear and simple - making it very easy to learn for nclex. And heres a tip for you - Ive seen many nclex practice questions that focus on Spinal Cord Injury affecting C1-4, which affect breathing.